Venous and arterial hematologic profiles of very low birth weight infants. European Multicenter rhEPO Study Group.

@article{Obladen2000VenousAA,
  title={Venous and arterial hematologic profiles of very low birth weight infants. European Multicenter rhEPO Study Group.},
  author={Michael W. Obladen and Katharina Diepold and Rolf Felix Maier},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={
          707-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE In very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, diagnostic and therapeutic decisions depend on hematologic values. As few data are available, we studied the course during the first 6 weeks of life. DESIGN Four prospective longitudinal cohort studies were retrospectively combined assessing hematologic profiles of 562 VLBW infants. For characterization of red blood cells and iron, infants receiving erythropoietin were excluded. For characterization of white blood cells and platelets, infants… CONTINUE READING
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